Friday 2 March 2018

Pastel Rainbow Blossom ... and the Negative

I've had some questions on how I made the Rainbow Blossom, so I made another one and took photos of the steps.  

Step 1 : Paint a background. This time I used Distress Inks instead of watercolours to paint the background.

Step 2 : Die cut the painted background plus a plain white card stock. The card stock had stayed in the die cut, and I put a piece of sticky back paper which kept all the pieces in place.

Step 3 : Glue the die cut white card stock to your card.

Step 4 : Glue the painted pieces into the corresponding places on the card.

Step 5 : Add a sentiment and button embellishment. This time I die cut some "buttons", doubled them up and added glossy accents to make them more realistic.

You can also use the negative die cut to make another card.


  1. love both of these Janet - wonderful colors - think i'll get my die out like that and CASE your cards

  2. These are lovely, what a great way to make two cards at once, Jo x

  3. Is this die still available? And if so, where? Thank you!

    1. It’s the Papertrey Ink cover plate called Mighty Bloom. It’s out of stock at the moment but you can click the notify me tab.

  4. Stunning! Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays Beautiful Rainbows Challenge. DTM Lisa

  5. Thank you so much for this how-to, Janet! Your card is magical! Congratulations on the well-deserved Favorite from CAS-ual Fridays!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. HOW did you paint the background? with water?


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